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Imperial Stout - Olde Hickory Brewery

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Imperial StoutImperial Stout

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

406 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 104
Gots: 133 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 12-06-2009)
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

duff247, Feb 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

cfh64, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of kbuzz
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into my Oxbow snifter. 2012 vintage.

A: Poured an opaque black w/ thin mocha head that faded quickly. Can actually see a good bit of bubbles rush up the sides and then fizzle away as they hit the top.

S: Nice aroma...bitter dark chocolate, roast, molasses, vanilla, touch of an earthy hop presence. Maybe just a slight coffee note in there as well.

T/M: Interesting. Typical roast, bitter dark chocolate as the dominant notes...some toffee, graham cracker, rum-soaked raisin. Finishes with a bit of a floral taste. Slightly bitter. Mouthfeel could have been a little more viscous. Was certainly solid though - say medium to medium-full. Carbonation might have been a little too fizzy also but I'm sure I'm just nitpicking.

O: Really enjoyed this. I think the honey might have dried out the beer and made it a tad thin...but at the same time, I wouldn't be surprised if that's what contributed to the floral note in the back of the palate, which I dug. Would certainly drink this many times over...

kbuzz, Feb 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

flipdog0, Jan 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

brandoman63, Jan 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

BigTrubble, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

brendaniel, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

draft at beer study.

pours a pitch black with a creamy beige head. smell is big on roasted malts. taste is very malty, chocolately and smoky on the finish. bitterness lingers, ABV very apparent. definitely a big stout. full bodied with mild carbonation.

overall solid non BA stout. event horizon is much better though!

Axnjxn, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

pmoney, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of Kadonny
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a waxed top bottle into a snifter glass. I think this was the 2011 version.

A: A jet black color that doesn't allow any light in. A small light brown head sits atop with no glass lacing.

S: Roasted malts aplenty with some smoke, wood, vanilla, burnt coffee and some dark chocolate.

T: Same as the nose pretty much, but the roasted character really hits hard and lingers. Roasted flavors with burnt coffee, dark chocolate and some smokey wood flavors. A little bit of vanilla mixes in with the sweetness and the finish turns roasty and smokey. Alcohol creeps in.

M: Full, coating, alcoholic, and low carbonation.

O: A very good impy stout, but not a standout. I would have liked to try this fresh, but it was still a solid beer even with a year plus on it. Solid.

Kadonny, Jan 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

AlexFields, Jan 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

TomD, Jan 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

kjkinsey, Dec 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

lupercmda, Dec 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Stouttyme, Dec 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Softestdog, Dec 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

sendbeer, Dec 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

bbadger, Dec 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Yodo, Dec 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

t0rin0, Dec 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

mnbearsfan, Nov 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

DrunkinYogi, Nov 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

zillo043068, Nov 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

CheapBeerBuzz, Nov 19, 2012
Imperial Stout from Olde Hickory Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.